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Welcome to our planet, where things are not indestructible

First of all: Welcome to the planet. We have many things here, but only a few of them are indestructible. Our human brains have figured out clever ways to modify even our most durable natural mineral -- diamond -- but not how to make every product...

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Indie music video uses fourteen different Apple devices in cleverly choreographed animation

Ukrainian indie band Brunettes Shoot Blondes created a clever music video that uses fourteen different Apple screens to tell the story of their latest song, Knock Knock. Featured as a Vimeo staff pick, the video uses MacBooks, iPhones, iPads and...

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Jonathan Mann has already written a wonderful song about the iOS 8.0.1 bug

Today's problems with the release of iOS 8.0.1 may have put a damper on your afternoon, leaving you with Touch ID not working or the inability to call people. You could probably use a pick me up. Thankfully YouTube video songster Jonathan Mann is...

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DxOMark: "Apple sets gold standard for smartphone image quality"

Another voice has been heard from in the chorus of those praising the cameras built into Apple's newest smartphones. DxO Labs, a French-based software company that maintains a website of technical measurements of lenses and cameras, has given the...

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Warning: iOS 8.0.1 seems to be breaking iPhones

iOS 8's first update appears to be breaking both cellular service and Touch ID on iPhones, and restarting the devices doesn't fix it. Multiple users on social media are reporting the bugs and our own Steve Sande has fallen victim to the...

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LAPD warning iPhone owners not to microwave their handsets

A hoax viral marketing scam advising iPhone owners to microwave their phones is ubiquitous enough that the communications department of the Los Angeles Police Department has decided to publicly debunk the advertisement. As reported by the LA Times,...

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iPhone 6 vs. the world trying to destroy it

Some people can't stand gadget destruction experiments, especially when the device being obliterated is brand new and hard to find. The iPhone 6 has spent the week or so since its debut getting destroyed by everything from water to power tools, all...

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Apple cleverly advertises actual iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sizes in Rolling Stone Magazine

Apple's current marketing campaign for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus is focusing on the sizes of the new handsets, which are larger than earlier iPhone models. To help consumers get a feel for the size of the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, Apple is cleverly...

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YouTube Find: Andy Ihnatko humorously unboxes the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

Chicago Sun-Times technology journalist Andy Ihnatko unboxes both the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus as part of his YouTube series The Very Least I Could Do. Ihnatko spends 20 minutes covering the features of the two phones and how they compare to their...

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iPhone 6 camera quality compared to all other iPhone models

Size aside, the bevy of camera enhancements Apple has baked into the two iPhone 6 models really make both devices extraordinarily compelling. While there's nothing wrong with admiring the stunning photos made possible by the new iPhone cameras,...

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iPhone 6 Plus + cheap folding Bluetooth keyboard = little laptop

I love the combination of small computers and Bluetooth keyboards. Back in the day when I was using a Palm IIIc, I remember using a Stowaway keyboard (non-Bluetooth) to make my device into a really small "laptop". It was great for taking meeting...

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iPhone gets powerful endorsement from Mother Nature

The critics love the iPhone 6, but nature seems to be quite satisfied with the previous generation of Apple's smartphone. As you can see in the video below, the iPhone is quite the popular venue for this crowd of leopard frogs who just can't...

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Clever video shows you how you can wear your iPhone 6 Plus

One of the biggest challenges of owning an iPhone 6 Plus is figuring out how to carry it safely when you are out and about. Unlike earlier iPhone models, the larger iPhone doesn't fit into a standard arm band or the rear pocket of a pair of skinny...

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iPhone 6 called "most Succesful" in Sprint history

The iPhone 6 is pretty popular, and since Apple has already said that it's been a record-breaking launch it should come as no surprise that it's also beating all previous iPhones at the carrier level as well. Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure took a moment...

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SquareTrade tests suggest iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are most durable iPhones yet

SquareTrade recently published the results of its iPhone 6 and 6 Plus breakability tests that examine the scratch resistance, water resistance and drop test damage potential of the two phones. The iPhone 6 came out on top as one of the best...

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Pro Photographer: iPhone 6 Plus camera is 'awesome', an asset to the industry

Oregon photographer and filmmaker Ben Canales put his iPhone 6 Plus camera through its paces during a weekend trip to the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The result of this labor of love is a wonderful video showcasing the time-lapse, slow motion and high...

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